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i know that this is a winter tire thread but do these deals work for all seasons as well?
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Some do and some don't. Eligible tires are all in the original post.
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How much are people paying for a set of Hakka 9 Studded? I read that only Kal Tire carries these in Canada but they are closed tomorrow so I will have to wait until Monday for a quote.
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I got my Bridgestone WS-80 and hubcentric steel wheels from ZRacing in Mississauga last year. Found them on kijiji. With the rebate, the package came out to just under $700. I got quotes at Canadian Tire and Tirecraft, and they were both around $1100.

Very happy with the deal and service. They had me in and out in less than an hour.
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Looks like Costco blizzaks are good deal right now. Would we get better deal through simply tire group buy? Do steelies/rims come with Costco or do they just swap tire on your existing rim?
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rage2021 wrote:
Sep 10th, 2017 12:07 am
Looks like Costco blizzaks are good deal right now. Would we get better deal through simply tire group buy? Do steelies/rims come with Costco or do they just swap tire on your existing rim?
Steelies and other rims (+ sensors) are extra. If you swap rims, remember you will have to pay when you swap back and replace any sensors that might break during the process.
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Well it depends when eg in BC (and yup it includes Vancouver):

https://www.tranbc.ca/2014/10/24/how-to ... ing-in-bc/

Studded tires with studs up to 3.5mm are allowed on BC highways from October 1 to April 30 (one month after winter tires requirements). Vehicles weighing less than 4,600 kg can have up to 130 studs per tire, and vehicles weighing more can have up to 175 studs per tire. It’s also important to note that you should use studded tires on all four wheels for optimal control. Legally, you cannot have studded tires only on the front wheels.


Desalex wrote:
Sep 9th, 2017 10:00 pm
Studded tires are illegal in many parts of the country.
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derass wrote:
Sep 9th, 2017 11:41 pm
I got my Bridgestone WS-80 and hubcentric steel wheels from ZRacing in Mississauga last year. Found them on kijiji. With the rebate, the package came out to just under $700. I got quotes at Canadian Tire and Tirecraft, and they were both around $1100.

Very happy with the deal and service. They had me in and out in less than an hour.
I have to agree. I use zracing for everything too.
From entry level cars all the way up.
Generally the best pricing I've found with good experience and expertise. Ive compared a few times with a few different sets. They can order tires very quickly (most shops can)
The worst thing about them is they are far from me (KW) lol.
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I've got WS80's on 205/50R17.. no complaints :)

For anyone getting winter tires for the first time, pretty much anything rated for winter is better that "4" (3) season tires. The magic number here is 7 degrees Celsius for best grip/performance.

What amazes me, is that some people, to save of $ I guess, keep their winter tires on their car all year round! That's soo ignorant and dangerous. Winter tires when it's warm/hot are actually worse than 3/4 season tires...

If you're not sure of which tire to get, decide if you mostly do highway (ice) driving vs city (slush) driving, then look at the tires. Generally, with tires, the more $ you spend, the better they are.
Total $ spent because of RFD... $15,277.42
Total $ saved because of RFD... $7471.93

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tharkhold wrote:
Sep 10th, 2017 1:55 pm
I've got WS80's on 205/50R17.. no complaints :)

For anyone getting winter tires for the first time, pretty much anything rated for winter is better that "4" (3) season tires. The magic number here is 7 degrees Celsius for best grip/performance.

What amazes me, is that some people, to save of $ I guess, keep their winter tires on their car all year round! That's soo ignorant and dangerous. Winter tires when it's warm/hot are actually worse than 3/4 season tires...

If you're not sure of which tire to get, decide if you mostly do highway (ice) driving vs city (slush) driving, then look at the tires. Generally, with tires, the more $ you spend, the better they are.
+1, in addition to not performing as well as all-season/summer tires in the summer, they wear out much quicker so they're basically wasting the money they think they're saving.
Other things to factor in your decision are they kind of car and features you want from a tire, like still decent sporty handling or better snow/ice grip at the expense of sportiness on dry pavement due to increased tread block movement.
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Nokians are tested as best each year in the European winter tire consumer tests, beating all the other brands. I personally love mine. Such a difference with the Michelin x-ice ones (I have both as the nokians weren't available for my second car), unfortunately I blew one this year in March, so am now looking at a new set for this upcoming season.

No word yet on the Nokian rebates?

Don't go cheap on winter tires though! They are the only piece of your car that actually make physical contact with the road and can mean the difference between hitting that car or child and not! People have no problem spending 1000$ on a new phone or 2000$ on a new tv each year, but something that is of such high safety importance to you, your passengers and the other people on the road, is something people find hard to spend the money on every couple of years!
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engineered wrote:
Sep 10th, 2017 7:33 pm
+1, in addition to not performing as well as all-season/summer tires in the summer, they wear out much quicker so they're basically wasting the money they think they're saving.
Other things to factor in your decision are they kind of car and features you want from a tire, like still decent sporty handling or better snow/ice grip at the expense of sportiness on dry pavement due to increased tread block movement.
The only reason why anyone should be running winters on during the summers is that if they are past the wear bar for snows. At that point, you might as well run them as summers till they go bald to save your summer sets and simply replace them when winter comes around again.

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